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STS-135 and the USA’s return to space

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Big weekend for space exploration coming. I’m super excited about the Space X/NASA Crew Dragon launch, the USA’s first crewed spaceship to fly since the last Shuttle launch, STS-135 Atlantis, on July 8, 2011.

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Arthur Stevens: flying in Africa in the 1960s 2

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In 1968, at the age of 9, I was sent to boarding school in Rhodesia from my home in Malawi. This period of my life was underpinned by my very regular flights to and from school and my early acquaintance with the Vickers Viscount and Rolls Royce Dart turboprops.

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Arthur Stevens: flying in Africa in the 1960s 1

Posted by Charles Kennedy on

I have always had a fascination for aircraft and aviation. In fact this avgeekery stretches back to even before I can remember, providing an early reference point that has led to a lifelong hobby. 

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A380 From the Cockpit: Learning to Fly a Behemoth

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The Airbus A380 is the biggest airliner in the world and must surely represent the pinnacle of a pilot’s flying career?

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The story of the Dassault Mercure

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France has a long history at the forefront of aviation, and scored a couple of big hits at the start of the jet age with the Sud Aviation Caravelle, a twin-engined short- and medium-haul airliner which sold 282 airframes

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